The gerontology program is an interdisciplinary program that fosters educational, research, and service activities pertinent to aging. The program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor and an interdisciplinary certificate of graduate study. The gerontology minor and certificate allow students to integrate current knowledge and research on adulthood and aging into their degree programs. A degree-program student must apply to the gerontology program. Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours with at least 9 semester hours from the primary content area.
Certificate of Undergraduate Study
Drawing from relevant disciplines, this certificate is designed to examine the multifaceted implications of aging. It is open to all NIU undergraduates. Students must maintain a good academic standing in the university, achieve a minimum grade of C in each certificate course, achieve a GPA of 2.50 in all certificate courses, and complete all certificate course work within six calendar years.